Before Byron and his cohorts, I didn't like telepaths because of the prison that was the psi-corps. Thanks to Byron, I feel all warm and fuzzy towards Bester and his creepy bloodhounds! At least They. Are. Not. Bloody. Annoying!!! They are just straightforward and stifling Byron's gang are (oh god, the horror...) *singing* in candlelight and being all mysterious and hippie and... I really wonder why they wear only black as it would be much more their style to wear flowy flowery dresses.By this time in the series I have joined the rank of those who are throughly tired of the telepaths. The song at the end climaxes that - I don't wish for Bester to take them along, but they have such a chip on their shoulders that they are highly annoying. If they accuse the normals of being prejudiced against them, why are they prejudiced against the normals? Neither chose to be born the way they are!
What do we know of Byron? Bester says "Just keep an eye on them, Captain. Don't trust them for a second, because sooner or later they will turn on you." He addresses Byron. "You know all about that, don't you, Byron?" Is Bester just being Bester, mysteriously ominous - or is there something we should know..?